Norfolking Around the Green Lanes - Picture & Video Thread

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Post by Fern » Mon May 14, 2012 5:26 pm

Glad you got your tyre sorted, shame you needed a new one, but lucky it didn't cause an accident and only prevented play for the latter half of the ride. It was a pleasure to meet you and hear about your travels.

Very true about the weather!

fairyplum wrote:My second attempt at replying so forgive if two appear. Thank you for organising a great day on the green lanes. Shame I got a puncture. Have had to get a new tyre...ouch...but keeping the old one to mend myself as they won't mend a hole bigger than 3mm. Thanks for uploading photos..good to see. I wait for more!
PS woke up to rain , wet and cold here in North norfolk so weren't we lucky??

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Post by Fern » Mon May 14, 2012 9:35 pm

I've just been looking at the GPX I have from lunch onwards and we did 219 km / 136 miles, from Swaffham onwards. Still aching, so unfit!

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Post by Elle » Tue May 15, 2012 7:01 am

Thanks to everyone for a great day out. Hope I didn't hold folk back.
It was a good mix of trails and I learned a lot. Wish I'd discovered riding off road a decade or 2 ago!
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Post by Alun » Tue May 15, 2012 7:53 am

Local TRF man Mike looking slightly dubious about the range of bikes and tyres down for the green lane ride out at the morning role call.

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No expense was spared at the ABR rally; James and Gog had arranged for Marcel Marceau to rise from the grave to wave us off.

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And we were off literally. The first lane out of Holt was overgrown, wet and very slippery.

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The green lanes of England were as green as they're ever going to get after a month of rain.

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The further west we rode the wetter it got.

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Post by Alun » Tue May 15, 2012 7:56 am

...........Mike at the northern end of the Peddars Way

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The Peddars Way supplies mile after mile of green lane riding which in dry conditions would be Gold Wing friendly.

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Norfolk is full of pig farms, something we'd have first hand experience of later on the ride

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As we rode south the s became drier and more sandy..............

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...until we hit the fords to the north of Swaffham.

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Post by Alun » Tue May 15, 2012 7:59 am

..........After a spot of lunch we headed south to Thetford Forest.

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Lanes turned into fields

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And fields turned into jungle

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And then the jungle turned into a 2ft deep trough of pig silage......

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…...where one rider stopped for a swim. Nice one Fern.

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Post by Alun » Tue May 15, 2012 8:02 am

...........The XT letting off some steam.

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Next up was over 60 miles of off road riding around Thetford Forest


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All good things come to an end – the depleted ranks of green laners after 230 miles of off road fun.

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Post by Alun » Tue May 15, 2012 8:03 am

The XT had a good time too.

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And last but not least a big, big thank you to Mike for being an all round good guy and leading a fantastic ABR green lane ride out.

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Post by Fern » Tue May 15, 2012 8:16 am

great photos Alun. Watching Mike chuck that GS around was a delight. He was fab.

I took my trousers out of the washing machine last night and they still smell :-( And the splashes of poo went inside my helmet. That still smells, despite copious amounts of disinfectant.

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Post by GB » Tue May 15, 2012 8:17 am

Alun, do you have the co-ordinates for that ford, its not the one at Castle Acre which is north of Swaffham as that has a wooden bridge?
Finally back on a GS :D

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